I absolutely LOVE to cook. I was born in St.Louis and lived there until I was 13, when we moved to Houston. I spent 8 years in North Carolina as well. I consider Texas home. There's nothing better than traditional TexMex food and Texas BBQ.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts have always been my favorite, anything "baking" related. Recently though, I've been experimenting and using my grill often. I'm starting to get the hang of it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays...I took over Thanksgiving dinner from my Mom several years ago and enjoy that. I love baking cookies for Christmas, and grilling seafood and meats for the summer holidays.
My cooking triumphs
I am very good at pie crust. My mom and Aunt taught me at around age 10 or 11 and I've made a million since. For all of those intimidated by pie crust, don't be, they are very easy with a little practice. I'm also proud of my first carrot cake from scratch. I was nervous, but it was beautiful and tasted good too.
My cooking tragedies
I made homemade ravioli once and didn't seal the edges enough-I ended up with the insides floating through the broth, and I'm also probably the only person who has actually burnt food in the crock pot?!?